Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby High Power » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:07 am

gaptrick wrote:
yogidave wrote:I like M/C sports better, I was looking to buy a new set of golf clubs this spring and now it looks like I will be spending my money elsewhere.

I believe DICKS also owns GOLF GALAXY....


That is correct.

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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby bignflnut » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:13 am

Palmetto State Armory responds to Dick's:

Palmetto State Armory would like to go on record stating that we support the Second Amendment. While this may seem like an obvious statement, we as a company felt it necessary to make our opinion known to the general public. Palmetto State Armory also strongly supports the First Amendment which enables individuals to voice their opinions, even those in contrast with our own. We believe that a primary purpose of the Second Amendment is actually to protect the First Amendment.

In regards to the actions taken today by the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods to no longer sell the AR-15 platform, while we do not agree with this decision, we recognize the fact that capitalism gives him the right to make this call. PSA however, does have an issue when misinformation is spread in the very next sentence by referring to the platform as an “assault rifle.” AR stands for Armalite Rifle which pays homage to the company that originally created the platform. To blame the rifle or a high capacity magazine for the actions of an evil man is illogical and is only applied when referring to firearms. Senseless acts of violence are a terrible plague on society that we all recognize we need to try and prevent as a community, but to blame a tool such as a firearm is at very best missing the point of the problem. When a vehicle is used to commit an act of violence we as a society do not blame the car, we do not blame the speed, or the steering wheel, but rather the driver. It is our hopes that we can approach this negativity with humanity and both sides of the argument can come together and have a civil and intellectual conversation that continues to make this amazing county better. We are all in this together, and we all want the same thing. Safety, happiness, and the “American Dream.”


All of this tit-for-tat regarding what companies decide to sell is going to be background noise fairly quickly when "bump stock bans" end up erasing semi-auto firearms (cause they fire too quickly), and SCOTUS ain't gonna lift a finger.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby WY_Not » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:16 am

Here's hoping the plaintiffs win and win BIG. :twisted:
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby cashman966 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:54 am

WhyNot wrote:FYI Glen Beck started his program today with a potential lawsuit scenario on this. Age is a protected class. Which tells me 2 things 1-many other people are thinking the same thing 2- he heard about it (obviously) and ran it through an attorney and 3- we may very well be different in that we have a state ordinance vs others having only a Fed statute to rely on

Does anyone know of anyone who was just getting ready to go shopping?


Age is not a protected class for equal access in places of public accommodations under federal law, only race, color, religion, or national origin.

However, those over 40 are a protected class under federal employment discrimination laws.

18 states and the District of Columbia have age as a protected class. In those states, if the law allows for 18 to 20 to purchase a rifle, stores restricting sales to 21 and over are setting themselves up for risk.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby Bruenor » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:36 pm

Just going to tag this article in here for us to look back at when the next financial report comes out for Dicks..

http://fortune.com/2018/03/13/dicks-spo ... -tumbling/

Dick's Sporting Goods Is Tumbling – But Don't Blame Its New Policy on Guns

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. has vowed to limits sales of guns. Its problem, however, is poor sales of everything else.

Only weeks after winning accolades from gun-control advocates for ending sales of assault rifles at its Field & Stream stores, Dick’s posted a deeper-than-expected sales decline. Its stock sank the most in four months Tuesday in the wake of the quarterly report, which reflected struggles with excess inventory and deep discounting.


Shares of Dick’s fell as much as 7.3 percent to $30.19 in New York, the biggest intraday decline since mid-November. They had climbed 13 percent this year through Monday’s close.


That's mostly before the change in firearms sales policy, so we'll see how they are sitting next quarter..
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby steves 50de » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:50 pm

I will drive to Cabelas in Avon to spend my money i hope dick's drops dead. :lol:
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby dademoss » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:30 pm

Didn't DICKS stop selling "Assault rifles" after Sandy Hook? Haven't been to one since then.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby qmti » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:24 am

Dick's may have a "feel good" from all the accolades they are receiving from the anti-gun groups but what is really happening is that these accolades are coming from the young liberals that really don't shop at a outdoor business. Their core shoppers that do shop are outdoor enthusiast and Dick's has alienated them. I'm sure Cabala's have taken a good share of Dick's business of late. At least that's where I shop.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby deanimator » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:51 pm

It's hard to "boycott" a store whose staff is so rude, lazy and incompetent that you can't attract anyone's attention long enough to actually buy anything.

When they don't sell anything in which you have the slightest interest, then they're effectively boycotting YOU.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby schmieg » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:24 pm

qmti wrote:Dick's may have a "feel good" from all the accolades they are receiving from the anti-gun groups but what is really happening is that these accolades are coming from the young liberals that really don't shop at a outdoor business. Their core shoppers that do shop are outdoor enthusiast and Dick's has alienated them. I'm sure Cabala's have taken a good share of Dick's business of late. At least that's where I shop.

Dick's moved from a true outdoorsman store to more of an overpirced "in" clothing store a number of years ago. REI did the same thing IMHO.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby High Power » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:25 am

schmieg wrote:
qmti wrote:Dick's may have a "feel good" from all the accolades they are receiving from the anti-gun groups but what is really happening is that these accolades are coming from the young liberals that really don't shop at a outdoor business. Their core shoppers that do shop are outdoor enthusiast and Dick's has alienated them. I'm sure Cabala's have taken a good share of Dick's business of late. At least that's where I shop.

Dick's moved from a true outdoorsman store to more of an overpirced "in" clothing store a number of years ago. REI did the same thing IMHO.

You would never find an REI devotee going to an Army surplus store for any camping gear. They would be afraid to be seen by someone they know.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby schmieg » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:06 pm

High Power wrote:
schmieg wrote:
qmti wrote:Dick's may have a "feel good" from all the accolades they are receiving from the anti-gun groups but what is really happening is that these accolades are coming from the young liberals that really don't shop at a outdoor business. Their core shoppers that do shop are outdoor enthusiast and Dick's has alienated them. I'm sure Cabala's have taken a good share of Dick's business of late. At least that's where I shop.

Dick's moved from a true outdoorsman store to more of an overpirced "in" clothing store a number of years ago. REI did the same thing IMHO.

You would never find an REI devotee going to an Army surplus store for any camping gear. They would be afraid to be seen by someone they know.

I love the real surplus stores.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby rimfireOH » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:21 pm

schmieg wrote:I love the real surplus stores.
Me, too, but the only one near me is posted, so I skip it.
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby evan price » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:22 pm

In Cabela's today noticing they are much busier than the Dick's field and stream across the street.
Pointed it out to the cashier and she agreed.
I said it's because Cabela's isn't Dick's.
She agreed and thought that was hilarious
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Re: Dick's Sporting Goods jumped the shark

Postby 147Doc » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:53 pm

deanimator wrote:It's hard to "boycott" a store whose staff is so rude, lazy and incompetent that you can't attract anyone's attention long enough to actually buy anything....



Absolutely. I get angry anytime I'm forced to go there, and it makes the interval before the next trip that much longer.
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